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BSidesDFW 2017

03 Nov 2017 - Ready.. Set.. Go!

Reception is 03 Nov 2017, 19:00-21:00 at Scruffy Duffies in the Shops at Legacy.
Doors open possibly almost slightly after 08:00 in The Chillout room at SMU-in-Plano.
Sign-up for Firetalks on-site.
Speaker Bios
Schedule looks like this barring any last minute changes.

01 Oct 2017 - Registration is Live!

Eventbrite registration
If you cannot make it please refund your ticket. Unclaimed registrations, shirts, and lunches will be released at noon.

01 Oct 2017 - Schedule Published!

The schedule is now up on the wiki. All times are subject to change.

30 Sep 2017 - Pre-Con Training Sessions!

We have partnered with CyberDefenses, Inc. to bring some additional pre-conference training.

Two classes are being offered. Each is $150 and limited to about 20 seats.

Footprinting & Fingerprinting: 8am-12pm
Footprinting is the technique of following a physical, digital or social trail. Footprinting gathers high-level information about a group, organization or entity and is more macro in nature. Fingerprinting is uniquely identifying a user, machine or entity and is micro in nature. The two techniques are used interactively to collect information on a target. Adversaries employ these techniques to understand their targets. Defenders do so to understand their threat surface. The techniques highlight weaknesses and signal what information is at risk from being in business. Intelligence analysts look at adversaries and their targets to derive the same information.

Metrics for Threat Intelligence: 1pm-5pm
Talking about metrics almost universally invokes a groan of frustration. We’ve all been subjected to the call for metrics and felt its pain. The thinking goes something like this, "We need a number to measure how we’re doing. Numbers focus people and help us measure success." It's a well-intentioned thought but you can’t manage solely by numbers. Metrics aren’t inherently bad — they are just inappropriately used. Threat Intelligence is not isolated in this regard but the lack of clarity it Threat Intelligence is and what value it provides make the misapplication of metrics even more glaring.

17 Sep 2017 - CFP is Closed

CFP is officially closed. We recieved many great looking talks, but alas we only have room for 14 selections. Best wishes to all while the council works through thier deliberations.

We intend to start sending notifications this coming week.

30 Jun 2017 - 501(c)(3) Status!

BSidesDFW is now officially a 501(c)(3) organization. We look forward to all the wonderful things we can do to grow the organization.

While 2017 will most likely conclude without any significant changes, 2018 may contain a surprise. We can only wait and see ;).

12 Jun 2017 - CFP is open!

CFP is officially open for the next 95 days and 17 hours. Instructions are simple, complete the form and email it to the specified address.

We look forward to seeing your great ideas. Happy submitting.

01 Jun 2017 - It is offical!

It is with much anticipation we formally announce BSidesDFW 2017!

We are extremely pleased and happy that SMU Information Security is again championing this event. We look forward to the rest of our 2017 planning with this wonderful team.

Official date is once again the first Saturday in November, 04 Nov 2017. We will be returning to the SMU-in-Plano campus.

CFP will be opening shortly. Villages and additional activities will be announced as they are solidified.

We are actively accepting sponsorship. If you represent an entity that would like to contribute and give back to the infosec community please contact us. If you know someone that may be interested in sponsoring please share the information. BsidesDFW 2017 Sponsorship Kit is available on Google Drive at

If you have an idea for a village or competition that would would like to host, let us know.

As always please give a thank you to our sponsors.
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twitter: @BSidesDFW

Specific questions can be directed to bsidesdfw[at]gmail[dot]com

04 Apr 2017 - Time to make the BSides

So it begins. Like the wily ground hog we emerge from our wintry slumber and assess the land and season...
Talks are underway with the venue.
Chatter of anxious sponsors is simmering on the edge of radar.

BSidesDFW 2017

Registration is Live!


CFP is Closed

  • Thank you for all the submissions.